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  #173147 23-Oct-2008 18:45
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beforenightfalls: is NOD32 a free one or do you have to pay? where is the best place to get some of these different ones from as i live in the sticks!


nod32.co.nz and if you don't have credit card .... loadedcard

free trial available however



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  #173171 23-Oct-2008 20:09
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i will try a free trial with NOD32, can't hurt to try. cheers.

 
 
 
 


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  #173174 23-Oct-2008 20:21
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NOD32 is OK, but is not easy to use and costs $$$.  You can get a cut down version of Norton free from Google Apps.  But there's nothing wrong with Avast.  I've used it for years now, and re-scanning the same PC with another product has never found anything.

Most recent reviews seem to rate Kaspersky as #1.




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  #173175 23-Oct-2008 20:25
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i can trial the NOD32 and see, but i've heard a lot of reviews online saying that norton causes more problems than anything - has anyone experienced any problems using norton?

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  #173178 23-Oct-2008 20:35
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w2krules: NOD32 is OK, but is not easy to use and costs $$$.  You can get a cut down version of Norton free from Google Apps.  But there's nothing wrong with Avast.  I've used it for years now, and re-scanning the same PC with another product has never found anything.

Most recent reviews seem to rate Kaspersky as #1.

You haven't used NOD32 v3 have you? V2 used to only be good for power users, v3 is a peice of cake to use. Also its pretty cheap and well worth the money.
Avast i've found has a lot of false positives i've found and i have personally come accross two threats that avast has not picked up. For free AV i use antivir.

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#173179 23-Oct-2008 20:43
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w2krules: Most recent reviews seem to rate Kaspersky as #1.


Kaspersky Internet Security is good, but recently one of Kaspersky's Update gave me BSOD and I had to reinstall!! Foot in mouth




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  #173220 23-Oct-2008 23:19
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eXDee:
You haven't used NOD32 v3 have you? V2 used to only be good for power users, v3 is a peice of cake to use. Also its pretty cheap and well worth the money.
Avast i've found has a lot of false positives i've found and i have personally come accross two threats that avast has not picked up. For free AV i use antivir.

No, I haven't tried V3.  I used V2 - you just accept all of the defaults, and hope that they're ok.  To be honest, I got so sick of trying to make antivirus, antispyware and firewalls play nicely together (I still have nightmares about ZoneAlarm 7! ) that I now use Norton Internet Security.  Like the dishwasher ad, it just does what it should. 




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  #173222 23-Oct-2008 23:32
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beforenightfalls: i can trial the NOD32 and see, but i've heard a lot of reviews online saying that norton causes more problems than anything - has anyone experienced any problems using norton?


I have plenty of 3 month trials of NOD32 if you want to trial it for longer than a month, or anyone else for that matter.

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  #173235 24-Oct-2008 01:20
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Best pay AV:  Nod
Best free AV:  Avira AntiVir

imo...



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  #173319 24-Oct-2008 11:42
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how do you get a 3 month trial for NOD32? sounds good.

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  #173330 24-Oct-2008 12:04
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chakkaradeep:
w2krules: Most recent reviews seem to rate Kaspersky as #1.


Kaspersky Internet Security is good, but recently one of Kaspersky's Update gave me BSOD and I had to reinstall!! Foot in mouth

 

Norton killed all the XP SP3 pcs at my friends business I know so i've got them to switch to Kaspersky and they've been very satisfied.

 

I've used Kaspersky for 3 years now after it was rated #1 with by the pc mag I read. I find it's very lightweight it doesn't affect my gaming or anything yet the scans are REALLY helpful even saying when my browser should be upgraded or that the flash plugin should be upgraded, even detected advert malware in a download as I was downloading it, very thorough protection.


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  #173331 24-Oct-2008 12:14
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MrPink:

Norton killed all the XP SP3 pcs at my friends business I know so i've got them to switch to Kaspersky and they've been very satisfied

I've used Kaspersky for 3 years now after it was rated #1 with by the pc mag I read. I find it's very lightweight it doesn't affect my gaming or anything yet the scans are REALLY helpful even saying when my browser should be upgraded or that the flash plugin should be upgraded, even detected advert malware in a download as I was downloading it, very thorough protection.



I forgot to tell that the BSOD was in Vista 64bit. I never had issues with Vista 32bit + KIS




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  #173332 24-Oct-2008 12:16
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kaspersky is the best. im using it with vista with no problems. I have used norton, mcafee, and nod32. but by far kaspersky has been the best for me. very fast and reliable. doesnt hog resources. 

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  #173335 24-Oct-2008 12:37
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Has anyone used the Telecom/McAfee Security Suite you get free with Telecom Broadband?  Is it any good?

(current setup on Vista: Avast, Spybot Search & Destroy, Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, Linksys Firewall)




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  #173462 24-Oct-2008 21:52
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+1 Kaspersky IS
+0.5 Nod

Only 'cos when I tried to buy Nod, their customers services guys referred me back to the computer store where I had brought the computer, to buy the full product at trial expiry. Thought that was pretty silly, and I'm a lazy bum, so Kaspersky got the sale!

Running on Vista32 bit and have had no issues whatsoever. Auto database updates every day is great, but you do wonder if they are actually required ;-)

Have tried previous versions of McAffee and Nortons. but always found them bloated and caused a big impact on machine performance.

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